4th Biennial Union Co-op Symposium

Liberating our futures together:

Building the cooperative Ecosystem

The international Union Co-op Symposium is a two day conference that brings together over 250 practitioners, social entrepreneurs, labor organizers, co-op workers, community development practitioners, and people interested in practical tools on how to start and run union worker cooperatives.

CUCI is building on the work of co-ops that have been present in this country for over 200 years, by using an international model from Mondragon, Spain. We wish to create a network of cooperatives in our society that serves the collective good by providing economic opportunities and goods and services with a purpose.

Date: 8am-5pm, November 15th & 16th
(see location details in sidebar or below)

Want to help lower resourced attendees to come?
Contribute to our Symposium Scholarship Fund by clicking on the ‘donate’ button below to make your donation.


The 2019 4th Biennial Union Co-op Symposium will feature:

  •  A delegation from Mondragon Spain, the world’s most successful network of cooperatives and CUCI’s inspiration and model;

  • Unveiling the national structure for 1Worker1Vote, the national co-op of co-ops, a huge milestone in the US cooperative movement; and

  • Many renowned speakers.

  • Annual Celebration - The celebration will feature: Tapas buffet, Our Harvest Cooperative’s local and fresh produce, social time with co-op promoters from across the US, music, Split the Pot, inspiration and fun!

We have designed this program not only to inspire, but to build capacity for cooperatives and demonstrate the importance of building a network of cooperatives.

More details and Symposium Agenda to come.


Become a Sponsor

Sponsorships include attendance at the Symposium, tickets to the Annual Celebration, recognition on our website, and an ad in the Symposium program

Email Ellen Vera at ellen@cincinnatiunioncoop.org to become a sponsor!

Sponsorship levels.


Annual Dinner

In addition to sponsoring the Symposium, we are inviting you to our Annual Celebration, which will be the evening of November 15th, when we recognize the continued success and journey of CUCI and union cooperatives! Dinner tickets included with symposium ticket purchase.

Symposium Location

Christ Church Cathedral
318 East 4th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202